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Singers return for fund-raiser LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE...

Singers return for fund-raiser

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Cherish The Ladies, a leader in performing

traditional Irish music, will return in a benefit non-subscription

concert at Descanso Gardens Saturday with the Pasadena Pops



Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnickers and the concert begins at


Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.


Tickets are from $25 to $80. For reservations, call (626) 792-7677

or check out the Web site at

‘The Vinegar Tree’ in the park

GLENDALE -- As part of its third annual summer season, the

Action/Reaction Theater Company presents Paul Osborn’s romantic

comedy, “The Vinegar Tree,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Brand

Park in Glendale.

Admission is free, however, due to budgetary constraints, a $10


donation would be gratefully received.

“The Vinegar Tree” is a comedy for all ages, focusing on love in

all its incarnations: young love, old love, new love and true love.

Osborn is perhaps best known for his play “Mornings at Seven.”

Brand Park is at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Productions are

staged in front of the historic Doctors’ House Museum. Guests are

welcome to bring picnics and refreshments. For preferred seating and

more information, call 786-1045.


Acting workshop accepting applicants

BURBANK -- Media Dance Arts Centre and Shakespeare at Play are

teaming up for “A Midsummer Musical Theatre Workshop” for youngsters,

from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Monday and continuing through Aug.


Participants will be instructed in singing, dancing, acting, stage

combat, costumes, sets and lighting for musicals like “West Side

Story,” “Oklahoma” and “My Fair Lady.” The workshop will culminate

with a musical production.

Tuition is $100 a week. To register, call 566-1925.

Shakespeare at Play will present Burbank’s first Free Shakespeare

Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Stough Canyon Park, in front of

the Starlight Bowl. The theater company will perform Shakespeare’s “A

Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

There will be strolling minstrels, jugglers, gypsy dancing, sword

fights and magicians.

Penelope’s Cafe unveils new show

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Penelope’s Cafe, Books and Gallery is

showcasing the works of two artists. Mary Tracy of La Canada

Flintridge is displaying her collage works made with recycled

materials while Catherine Parkinson, also of La Canada Flintridge, is

showing her photography.

The exhibit continues through Sept. 15.

Penelope’s Cafe is at 1029 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge.

For more information, call 790-4386.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph